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Police arrest Uyo based lawyer who battered wife in viral video


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Police authorities have arrested Uyo based lawyer, Barrister Ekere Ebong who was seen in a viral video assaulting his wife.

The lawyer was reportedly arrested by the Akwa Ibom State police command.

“Barr Ekere Ebong who was seen abusing his spouse in a viral video has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom Police Command. To be charged shortly,” a police source told SaharaReporters on Monday.

NewsBand Newspaper reported on Saturday that the wife of Ebong was seen on the floor of their compound weeping profusely, with blood gushing out of her mouth following the injury inflicted on her by her abusive husband.

Mrs Ebong who was half naked during the vicious attack, was however, rescued by neighbors who heard her cry for help.

One of their neighbours said the Mr Ebong had been battering his wife every night for four years.

“No be today, I have lived in this compound for four years, every night he would be beating this woman,” the neighbour said.

However, speaking on the disturbing video, Uju Ohanenye Minister of Women Affairs in a statement posted on her official X handle, condemned the action of the man.

She noted that under the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu, such action can never be tolerated.

“This remains one of the most insane and unbelievable scenes one has seen in the brutalization of women. As I have always emphasised, this is a ‘Renewed Hope’ government and such an act can not be allowed in our country.

“On that note, the federal Ministry of Women Affairs @FMWA_ng has ordered the arrest of this demonized lawyer Mr Ebong, who must face the law squally and I promise this act can not be swept under the carpet. Even if the woman decides she doesn’t want her husband to be sued, due to family pressure. the man must face the law as justice will have its way.”

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